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    I think you know what this is

    UPS just dropped this off for me.
    Took me long enough to get any of this.
    Now it's time to cut it up and send it in to be stabilized.


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    Rick guessed this one correctly without speaking a single word. Now that's talent.

    This is the surface closest to the outside of the tree/grass.

    The inside

    End Grain


    There are several different varieties of Black Palm each looking different.
    This is the one I call salt and pepper.
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    Nice gold accents. Is it big enough to make some cross, some rip? I love the leopard-spots from the cross-cut blocks last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SameGuy View Post
    Nice gold accents. Is it big enough to make some cross, some rip? I love the leopard-spots from the cross-cut blocks last time.
    I am going to try cutting some a few different ways. In my opinion a straight cross cut end grain piece is too weak. But every piece is different so I will check if this has the strength for a cross cut. Otherwise it will be a steep diagonal and some lengthwise cuts.
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    Very cool. Awaiting your tests... Has Deckhand seen this yet? I wonder.
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    I honestly never thought I would like wood so much. Another beautiful specimen.
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
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    OK, 1st I tried a straight cross cut end grain piece.
    WAAAAAAAAY too weak. I could break a piece with very little effort.

    I cut a couple lengthwise with the grain and a couple at a steep diagonal almost following the grain.
    Both were strong enough that I could not break them.
    The 2 blocks on the left are the diagonal cut. I like that look the best. Looks better to me and still plenty strong.



    Here is a diagonal block sanded to 220 and sprayed with a light coat of lacquer.

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    Of course this stuff finally comes up when I haven't any money, palm is one of my absolute favorite woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    Of course this stuff finally comes up when I haven't any money, palm is one of my absolute favorite woods.
    I still have to cut it into blocks and then send it to be stabilized.
    Probably about a month till it will be ready.
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